Plant Care Crab Apple

Crab Apple

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Also known as

European crab apple

Taxonomy

Malus sylvestris
Malus
Rosaceae
Rosales

How to care for Crab Apple

💦 Water

How often to water your Crab Apple

Water needs for Crab Apple
0.5 cups
every 9

Crab Apple needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Crab Apple

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Crab Apple in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Crab Apple: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Crab Apple love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Crab Apple does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Crab Apple in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Crab Apple

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Crab Apple: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Crab Apple after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Crab Apple prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Crab Apple Water Frequency →

Crab Apple Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Crab Apple requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Crab Apple Light Requirements →

Crab Apple Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Crab Apple is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


🪴 Soil

Crab Apple is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

When and How to Successfully Repot Crab Apple →


💩 Fertilizer

Crab Apple grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Crab Apple →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Crab Apple grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Crab Apple →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Crab Apple can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 4a-8b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Crab Apple Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Crab Apple

Crab Apple

Crab Apple


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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